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Conference non-residential venue


Hira Ram

0116 2626556


Queens Street,


Originally designed in 1936 by Robert Arthur Bullivant as an Odeon Cinema, the venue represented one of the largest, most extravagant buildings within the region comprising of simply one screen seating over 2000 guests. Athena boasts a capacity of over 1200 guests, making it amongst the largest in the Midlands.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for conferencing

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  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
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Map reference: SK 591045  Lat: 52.63527 Long: -1.12705

From the North - Exit the M1 to Junction 22 then take the A50 towards Leicester/ Coalville/Burton for approximately 5 miles. Take a left onto the A46 for approximately ½ a mile, and at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A5630. Continue straight over 2 roundabouts onto Anstey Lane, and go straight over the crossroads onto Ravensbridge Drive. Then take a slight right onto St Margarets Way and take the left onto Burleys way (A594). From here follow directions below to Athena.

From the South - Exit the M1 to Junction 21 and take the A5460 towards Leicester City Centre. At the Fosse Park roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Narborough Road and continue for approx 3 miles until you meet the crossroads with King Richards Road. Here bear right onto St Augustine Road and get into the left-hand lane. At St Nicholas Circle follow the flow of traffic and take the first major exit onto Vaughan Way. This road becomes Burleys Way. from here follow directions below to Athena.

To Athena Continue along the Burleys Way (A594). Keep right at the fork to go over Burleys flyover onto St Matthews Way. At St. Georges roundabout go straight on and take a right onto Queen Street. Athena is at the end of the road on the right.

To NCP Car Park Continue along the Burleys Way (A594). Keep right at the fork to go over Burleys flyover onto St Matthews Way. At St. Georges roundabout turn right onto Humberstone Road, go straight across the first set of traffic lights and turn left at the T-Junction. Take the first left onto Rutland Street and the NCP car park is on the left.

Athena is within 5 minutes walking distance of Leicester Train Station. Direct rail routes go to London (St Pancras), Birmingham and Sheffield.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 km from Leicester station